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dogwood

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noun dog·wood \ˈdȯg-ˌwu̇d\

Simple Definition of dogwood

  • : a type of bush or small tree with groups of small flowers

  • : the hard wood of a dogwood

Full Definition of dogwood

  1. :  any of various trees and shrubs (genus Cornus of the family Cornaceae, the dogwood family) with clusters of small flowers and often large white, pink, or red involucral bracts


DOGWOOD Defined for Kids

dogwood

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noun dog·wood \ˈdȯg-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of dogwood

  1. :  a shrub or small tree with clusters of small flowers often surrounded by four showy leaves that look like petals




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dogwood

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noun dog·wood \ˈdȯ-ˌgwu̇d\

Medical Definition of dogwood

  1. :  any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus




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